About

The Korean Studies Association of Australasia (대양주한국학회) is a non-political, academic association. Its objects are:

  • to serve as a regional association of scholars interested in Korea representing all academic disciplines;
  • to promote the advancement of scholarship on Korea in Australia and New Zealand;
  • to facilitate communication between the various programs and individuals in the region involved in Korean studies, through newsletters, circulars, etc;
  • to affirm and uphold the professional interests of scholars interested in Korea;
  • to represent the field to relevant domestic and foreign agencies; and
  • to represent Korean studies within the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).

Board

The present executive committee is made up of the following members:

  • President: Professor Hyaeweol Choi, Australian National University, Australia
  • Vice President: Dr Changzoo Song, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Vice President: Dr Bronwen Dalton, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Secretary: Dr Roald Maliangkay, Australian National University, Australia
  • Treasurer: Associate Professor Jo Elfving-Hwang, University of Western Australia
  • Regular member: Dr Seong-Chul Shin, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Regular member: Dr Duk-Soo Park, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Website manager: Dr Roald Maliangkay, Australian National University, Australia

KSAA 대양주한국학회 Constitution

Adopted in February 1995 / Amended in November 2011

The Korean Studies Association of Australasia is a non-political, academic organisation for contact, communication and scholarly activities among scholars concerned with the study of Korea.

Name

  1. The name of the Association shall be “The Korean Studies Association of Australasia” (hereafter referred to as the Association).

Definition

  1. By “Korean Studies” is meant the academic pursuit of knowledge and understanding of Korea.

Objects

  1. The Association shall be non-political and autonomous and its objects shall be:
    1. to serve as a harmonious regionwide association of scholars and educators interested in Korea representing all academic disciplines;
    2. to promote the advancement of scholarship on Korea in Australia and New Zealand;
    3. to facilitate communications between the various programs and individuals in Australia and New Zealand involved in Korean studies, through newsletters, circulars, etc.;
    4. to affirm and uphold the professional interests of scholars interested in Korea;
    5. to represent the interests of the members to relevant agencies;
    6. to represent Korean studies within the ASAA and other Korean Studies organisations in the world.

Membership

  1. Membership will be open to all persons and institutions as long as they support the objectives of the association. Those outside the region may, however, also become a member as long as they equally support the Association’s objectives.
  2. Members may be required to pay an annual membership fee to the Association as determined by the executive committee.
  3. Membership shall expire when
    1. member resigns from the association by notifying the secretary in writing;
    2. the membership fee has not been paid within six months after the due date.

Government

  1. There shall be an Executive Committee of the Korean Studies Association of Australasia which shall administer the affairs of the Association between general business meetings and in conformity with decisions taken at those meetings.
  2. The Executive Committee shall comprise the President of the Association, and between four and six other members, including a vice-president, secretary and treasurer.
  3. The Executive Committee shall have power to co-opt members in case of resignation or other need.
  4. The President and Executive Committee shall be elected by majority vote of the general business meeting of the Association, and shall serve until the next general business meeting of the Association.
  5. The President and at least two other Executive Committee members should be substantially engaged in Korean studies.
  6. Four members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum.
  7. A general business meeting shall be held at the time and the place of the biennial conferences of the Korean Studies Association of Australasia.
  8. The general business meetings shall be open to participants at the conference, but voting rights shall be restricted to members of the Association.
  9. The general business meetings shall be conducted, and the affairs of the Association managed, in a manner consistent with the objects of this Constitution.

Treasurer’s Account

  1. The treasurer is to tender a biennial account of the finances of the Association.
  2. The chair of the KSAA conference is to tender a report of the conference including the financial report at the next general meeting.

Amendments

  1. This constitution may be amended at business meetings.
  2. Notification of amendments shall be made to all members not less than six months before the business meeting.
  3. An amendment shall require not less than two thirds of the votes of members present at a properly constituted business meeting.Logo

In May 2012, the KSAA board approved the new KSAA site and the new logo, which were both developed by Roald Maliangkay. The brown “S” in the new logo has the shape of the Korean peninsula, and small circles indicate the location of Chindo, Chejudo, and Ullŭngdo.KSAA logo

 

It replaces the old logo shown below.

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